In the mid twenty-first century San Francisco, a group of corpses is found chained together on the bottom of the bay. Retired police officer Louis Tanner must find the killer among a city full of serial murderers, cyborgs, and street-wise kids. This first book in the Carlucci series introduces famed police lieutenant Frank Carlucci.
This story is very convoluted and sometimes hard to follow. Otherwise well done but just frustrating at end.
Lately it seems I do not get denouement , you need to read the whole;often tedious series. rather than a frustrating end and NEW beginning
From now on if I cant download from my local library' and feel like each book is worth owning I won't buy it on here but I will if each book speaks for its self or just leaves a good move to the next in series.
Reading the beginning and end chapters is not fulfilling.but! Reading the the text of a series is a lot better way to decide what is worth a credit.
Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.
Could not put is down. My only disappointment is the end of the story. It just feels a bit weak.
Doctor Abbigail Sutherland is used to being alone. Between twelve hour shifts at the hospital and looking after her eccentric father, she has very little time for much else. Until an unexpected call one night, sends her racing to the lab where she discovers a secret that could change the world forever. Hauke awakens after an underwater explosion, strapped to a bed and on his way to a site known as Area 51. His only hope for survival lies in Abbie Sutherland, the beautiful doctor that saved his life.
Not my type thought it was Fantasy which it was but not the type I like. I was thinking Shannara bot 50 shades of Grey
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Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.
I love this authors stories up to this book . It just seemed too slow paced. Found myself stopping after a chapter or 2. Normally I read for for hours but just kept finding it tedious.
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Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.
This series is the reason I Read over 100 bucks a year for the Last 15 years
Sacrifice. The single act capable of bringing both death and life simultaneously. Thannuel Kerr is handsome, young, and brash, fumbling through childhood toward his inevitable inheritance: the next Lord of the Western Province. He struggles to accept his arranged marriage and to grow into the man he must become. The journey toward that end, however, is fraught with more peril than he could possibly imagine.
Seems to strive for Sanderson "Mistborn" but closer to Rofhuss The Wise Man's Fear,
Drags at times. Does show a rising talent, especially because he never had any real training in writing.
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An all-new Stormlight Archive novella is the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first audiobook of short fiction by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson. The collection includes eight works in all. Originally published on Tor.com and other websites, or published by the author, these wonderful tales convey the expanse of the Shardworlds and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect.
I need to go back and reread the Stormlight series. The last story in this collection caught me by complete surprise! At first I was not sure I would finish. The lead character was off putting initially. I hung in there and about half way through I knew I couldn't stop.
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In the wake of its 30th birthday celebrations in 2006, BBC Radio Ulster marked the beginning of a new broadcasting era by embarking on the station's most ambitious project to date: a recounting of the history of Ireland.
The history is fascinating but the same voice speel during the chapter breaks was really horrible.
When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.
Other than the narrator being limited in voices, it's a classic Swords and Sorcery book. could not stop reading.
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Powerful beings from the fringes of Chaos have come to the realm of Alorin. Fate bends to their will, and their will is set upon Alorin's destruction. Alone in understanding the threat they pose, Alorin's Fifth Vestal, Björn val Gelderan, has launched a desperate plan to stop them: a "great game" played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, Björn's Players have taken the field.
I could not stay away from this book. Could not get enough. Am very much looking forward to book 4. Definitely in top 5 of the over 100 books I have read!